How will you increase your business in 2018? The focus in the latest RISMedia webinar, "8 Simple Steps to 10 Times the Business," moderated by Cleve Gaddis, coach with Workman Success Systems, and sponsored by Homes.com, was capitalizing on the resources you have at your disposal and putting a step-by-step strategy in place to multiply your business. Featured...

By Darryl Davis I'm never about the doom and gloom. My motto and company mission is to help people design lives and careers worth smiling about. I do, however, believe in preparedness. I love this quote from Tim Fargo: "Opportunity doesn't make appointments; you have to be ready when it arrives." Those of us who were around when the industry went sideways years ago—especially...

By Tim Miller We're all familiar with measures that assess the desirability of a home, from rankings that show the neighborhoods with the best schools to a Walk Score® that reveals how easy it is to get around without a car. Now there's a new rating gaining traction: the Home Energy Score. While voluntary energy audits have been happening for years, cities across...

Forget a pool or a BBQ area on your deck. Something else is trending this year as a must-have backyard amenity, and that's sheds. Yes...you read that right. These aren't your typical sheds where you store junk or your gardening tools. They are luxurious, multi-purpose living spaces that just happen to be detached from the rest of your home. The reason for their rise...

Over the past 30 days, nearly 2,400 earthquakes have hit the island of Hawaii as seismic activity soars, and an eruption from the Kilauea volcano forced residents of several subdivisions to evacuate their homes. Although you might not live in that part of paradise, if you live in a state that occasionally gets hit with earthquakes, you may have seen some broken...

Pam Charron, broker associate with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty in Sarasota, Fla., has been in the industry since 2004. Moving to Florida in 2007, her sales area covers the greater Sarasota area, including Siesta Key, Lakewood Ranch and Longboat Key. Last year, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty closed more than $3 billion and Charron...

By Haley Kieser Let’s not beat around the bush. Moving can be a stressful, time-consuming and frustrating experience. The excitement of relocating to your new home can be quickly perturbed by the annoyances of moving day, which is why most homeowners choose to employ a moving company to do the job for them. Movers are more efficient, faster and typically stronger...

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From dynamic duos to mega producers, agents and brokers are embracing teams. What are the key roles? The best strategies for structuring? The most powerful team tools? To find out, RISMedia Research is conducting a short survey. Take the survey now! For the latest real estate news and trends, bookmark RISMedia.com. ...

By Brentnie Daggett According to the U.S. Census Bureau, about 40 million Americans—one in nine people—move each year. While the majority of these movers are in their 20s, people of all ages can be found relocating around this time of year. Moving is such a prevalent activity for Americans during spring that the entirety of May is dedicated to this trend. This...

In the following interview, Robert Slack, broker/owner of Robert Slack Fine Homes in Ocala, Fla., discusses the firm’s growth, leads and recruiting.
Region Served: Ocala, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Miami, Sarasota
Next Move: Naples
Native of: Cumbria, England
2017 Transactions: Just over 1,000; expecting to do 3,000 in 2018
Inventory...